Thursday, June 4, 2009

Ralph Fiennes in "The Constant Gardener" - Just a Great Move


Hoping you saw this spectacular film (story, acting, music, photography, mood, I could go on), I wonder if you sat through the credits? You may have missed this quote by the author (an ex-secret service agent) of the novel the film was based on, slipped in after the music credits have rolled by.

NOBODY IN THIS STORY, AND NO OUTFIT OR CORPORATION, THANK GOD, IS BASED UPON AN ACTUAL PERSON OR OUTFIT IN THE REAL WORLD. BUT I CAN TELL YOU THIS, AS MY JOURNEY THROUGH THE PHARMACEUTICAL JUNGLE PROGRESSED, I CAME TO REALIZE THAT, BY COMPARISON WITH THE REALITY, MY STORY WAS AS TAME AS A HOLIDAY POSTCARD.
-John Le Carre

5 comments:

  1. We loved the film. Isn't Fiennes great? He is such a believable You-Know-Who as well. I have to disagree with Carre: some holiday postcards (especialy DIY ones) could be very very fierce.

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  2. I don't know who?
    DIY?
    Sorry, I'm feeling rather slow.

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  3. You don't read or watch HARRY POTTER?
    DIY: Do-it-yourself, i.e. self-made

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  4. Have tried both. Book one and three. Movie one and three. None of it does anything for me.

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